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IME 3070 - Computer Controlled Manufacturing Systems

This Course Is No Longer Offered As Of Summer 2010

Catalog Description:

Analysis and design of computer controlled manufacturing systems. Students must enroll in IME 3080 during the semester following IME 3070.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECE 2100.

Credits: 4 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 3)

Prerequisites by Topic:

  1. Understand and use Kirchhoff’s current and voltage laws (ECE 2100).
  2. Understand basic role and basic functions of active & passive devices (ECE 2100).
  3. Understand basic principles of electrical machines (DC/AC machines, transformer, motor) (ECE 2100).
  4. Basic understanding of semiconductor devices such as diodes, transistors, Operational Amplifiers (ECE 2100).
  5. Proficient in writing algorithms & codes for application programs (IME 2060, CS 1060)

Course Objectives:

At the end of the semester, students will:

  1. be able to select & use basic electromechanical devices typically required in automated manufacturing systems (a-d,f).
  2. be able to design simple electrical & electronic circuits for manufacturing automation applications (a-e,f,h).
  3. be able to understand D/A, A/D applications for process monitoring and control (c-e,g,h,k).
  4. have an appreciation for the roles of electrical, mechanical, electronic and programmable devices in the design of advanced manufacturing systems (c-e,I-k).
  5. be able to effectively program a NC/CNC equipment and robots (a-f,k)
  6. be able to write ladder logic program logic for an operation cycle that may involve bit addresses, I/Os, timers, counters, relays and logical operators (a-f,k).


Automation, Production Systems and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing,
by Groover, M. (Optional)

Course Coordinator:

Tarun Gupta, Ph.D.

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
E-220 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: (269) 276-3361

Revision Date: Fall 2004


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